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Old 11-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default dry hopping in kegs - easy way to hold hop bag

so i needed to hop in a corny as secondary, but i didn't want the bag to clog the dip tube. I took the air in dip tube (the short one) and drilled a hole at the bottom of it. re-assemble as normal, then take a small piece of stainless steel wire (safety wire for you mechanics) and put it through the hole and the hop bag. now i can pull the bag out in a couple days (or near the end of the keg) and not worry about clogging the keg.

realistically what i'm going to do is dry hop for 5 days and then transfer through my plate filter to the "finished" keg, but it should work the same for any dry hop needs in your "finished" keg.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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I just use floss. No tools/modifications necessary.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:56 PM   #3
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What do you tie the floss to?

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Unless its alot of hops. Use one of those stainless tea balls from walmart

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Unless its alot of hops. Use one of those stainless tea balls from walmart
I know people use those with no problems but i have 6 'stainless' tea balls from wall-hell that the hinge pins all rusted in a 10min star San dip. Put it in water and they leach a rusty iron flavor.

Muslin bag of leaf hop thrown in hasn't clogged a keg yet.
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I never have had a clogged diptube. I throw pellet hops in a tightly woven ("fine weave") hops bag and leaf hops go into tea strainers or hops bags, or even mesh bags. I don't tie them to anything.

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Well i guess i was worried for nothing. No harm in long term hops in a leg? Months?

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Well i guess i was worried for nothing. No harm in long term hops in a leg? Months?
No, but if I was going to dryhop more than a week in the keg, I'd keep it at fridge temps. It seems like it takes a lot longer to extract the hops aroma at cold temperatures, but it also seems like you don't get grassy or other flavors either at fridge temps.
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They are both 5 days at 0.5 oz cascades At room temp. I will pull the hops and filter at that point

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I put a hose clamp on the poppet boss on the bottom of the lid with a hook behind it. I hang the hop bag from the hook and it can be removed easily.

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